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Belize Court Protects Barrier Reef from Unsafe Oil Drilling

BELIZE CITY, Belize, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – In a case brought by environment groups, Belize’s Supreme Court has declared offshore oil drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize in 2004 and 2007 null and void.

The ruling halts the Belizean government’s immediate effort to allow offshore oil drilling in the Meso American Reef, the world’s second largest barrier reef.

The ruling by Justice Oswell Legall was in response to a case brought by Oceana, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, and the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage.

One of Jacques Cousteau’s top 10 scuba sites, Belize’s Blue Hole was scheduled for oil drilling. (Photo by USGS)


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Apr 20, 2013, 01:56 AM (5 replies)

Dolphin Assisted Fishing

Laguna is a Brazilian city located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

An interesting collaboration has developed in Laguna: a pod of bottlenose dolphins drive fish towards fishermen who stand at the beach in shallow waters. Then one dolphin rolls over, which the fishermen take as sign to throw out their nets. The dolphins feed on the escaping fish. They were not trained for this behavior; the collaboration has been going on at least since 1847. The phenomenon – which also occurs in parts of West Africa but nowhere else in the world – has for years attracted marine biologists and natural historians to Laguna to study the bizarre, communal relationship.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Apr 19, 2013, 09:47 PM (7 replies)

Critically ill woman faces jail time if she goes forward with life-saving abortion

Source: Salon.com

In addition to her health complications, doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly and is non-viable

According to a report from Amnesty International, a seriously ill and pregnant El Salvadorian woman may face jail time if she goes forward with a life-saving and medically-recommended abortion. Abortion is illegal under all circumstances in El Salvador.

The 22-year-old mother of one, identified only as Beatriz, is four-and-a-half months pregnant, but her doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly (developing without a brain and certain parts of the skull) and that the pregnancy is non-viable. In addition to the fetal diagnosis, Beatriz is experiencing critical health complications related to her lupus and kidney disease.

The hospital treating Beatriz requested legal permission to perform the abortion more than a month ago, but authorities have still not agreed to let them proceed. Now, if government policy and religious ideology interfering with a woman’s right to access abortion care or a doctor’s ability to exercise medical judgment and save a woman’s life sounds familiar, it should.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/18/critically_ill_woman_faces_jail_time_if_she_goes_forward_with_life_saving_abortion/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:54 PM (62 replies)

Dennis Johnson (R-Duncan, Oklahoma) -- "They might try to Jew me down

They aren't even shy about their bigotry!
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:27 PM (13 replies)

Plane brought back to gate at Logan Airport

Source: Myfoxboston.com

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Sources told FOX 25 there was an American Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago. There were two men on that plane – not sitting next to each other – and speaking Arabic.

There were some concerned marathoners on the flight so the plane was brought back to the gate and the two men were escorted off the plane.

No other details were immediately available.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21988916/2013/04/16/plane-brought-back-to-gate-at-logan-airport#ixzz2QdbUfrar

Not this shit again.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:41 PM (32 replies)

Look for the helpers

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Apr 16, 2013, 02:12 PM (0 replies)

This is what happens when a journalist actually asks a banker a question.

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Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:58 PM (31 replies)

Using the Ipad mini/with cellular to replace my cell phone?

I don't use my phone very much - probably around 270 minutes a month as I just don't talk very much on the phone. Lately I have been using skype on my macbook when at home because I live in a basement apartment and have shitty reception with lots of dropped calls. I am planning to buy an ipad and when I researched the mini I read an article by someone who said the ipad mini was the best cell phone he ever used. With google voice or maybe it's google talk, you can port your phone number and they offer voice mail, texting, and video. I could then ditch my cell phone, the cost, and use only voip. I also have wifi at home. Sprint is offering $100 off on the Ipad mini with 1 GB of data per month for $10 dollars for two years. I would only use the Sprint data for making calls when not wifi connected. To me this seems like a wonderful solution and want to know if there is any obstacle I am not considering. I know it will be a large cell phone but I'm okay with that as I do not use my cell much outside of home.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:47 AM (5 replies)

Hanlin confirms threats to her, her family

Source: Herald Star

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin and her family had to leave town during the juvenile rape trial because of threats made against both her and her family.

Sunday evening, Hanlin confirmed that threats had been made, and she found them to be credible. Hanlin said there were instances of threats before, but the number of threats of a specific nature grew.

"As the trial date grew closer, we received a number of them that seemed to be more credible than others," Hanlin said.

She would not divulge the nature of the threats and would not comment on potential suspects. She did say that the last threat came Tuesday, the day before the trial began.

Read more: http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/584381/Hanlin-confirms-threats-to-her--her-family.html?nav=5010
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:44 AM (5 replies)

New owners of Tiller's Wichita abortion clinic plan to open clinic with three doctors

Source: Kansas City Star

WICHITA | The new owners of the former Wichita clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller say they expect to open the facility during the first quarter of this year with one full-time and two part-time doctors.

Trust Women director Julie Burkhart told The Associated Press Tuesday the clinic will offer comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological health care services as well as abortions. The clinic has contracted with the doctors and has hired most of the nine or 10 people it plans to employ.

Representatives from the Feminist Majority Foundation are in Wichita this week to assess security measures at the clinic. They are also meeting with local, state and federal law enforcement officials and building community support.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/16/4014032/new-owners-of-tillers-wichita.html

This is great news for all women.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:56 PM (14 replies)
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